Scientists Have Found New Evidence About Life On Earth – And It Dates Back Nearly 4 Billion Years

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Previously, an event known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, during which asteroids rained down on the earth, was thought to have preceded any life on the planet. However, this new evidence suggests that organisms may have developed in tandem with this cataclysmic event.

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“Life started on earth during the heavy bombardment of meteorites, which is amazing,” enthused the University of Tokyo’s Yugi Sano, a senior researcher. Interestingly, the discovery lines up with other researchers’ theories about how life on earth might have emerged.

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